girlwithalessonplan
girlwithalessonplan:

hipsterenglishteacher:

justteach:

hipsterenglishteacher:

Goodbye, Elements of Literature, I’ll miss you! You’ve been a part of my life for a long time, now I must let you go. I’ll never love another textbook more than you. 

What are you using now?

This Crap.  My district adopted Holt’s new Common Core Collections anthologies (the state could find money to purchase new textbooks but not upgrade technology to implement PARCC). These books are about 350 pages MAX of informational material no one is familiar with and are all about 300 Lexile points above where a ninth grader in my district start. I told my colleagues in the meeting today that I’d help write the curriculum, but I’d be holding on to the Elements books and teaching from them. 
Seriously, who wants a literature textbook written by A&E, History and Bio channels? 

girlwithalessonplan:

hipsterenglishteacher:

justteach:

hipsterenglishteacher:

Goodbye, Elements of Literature, I’ll miss you! You’ve been a part of my life for a long time, now I must let you go. I’ll never love another textbook more than you. 

What are you using now?

This Crap.  My district adopted Holt’s new Common Core Collections anthologies (the state could find money to purchase new textbooks but not upgrade technology to implement PARCC). These books are about 350 pages MAX of informational material no one is familiar with and are all about 300 Lexile points above where a ninth grader in my district start. I told my colleagues in the meeting today that I’d help write the curriculum, but I’d be holding on to the Elements books and teaching from them. 

Seriously, who wants a literature textbook written by A&E, History and Bio channels? 

the-writing-writer-wrote

devyn-eleven:

leaves are falling off the trees and it’s July
i guess it happens all the time it’s just far less dramatic
this time of year so you would hardly notice
you once asked what does it matter anyway it’s just one leaf
and i wished i could live carelessly like you without always…

the-writing-writer-wrote

the-writing-writer-wrote:

i. When my history teacher quit, he made me stay after school just to
talk. He said: “You’re going to become so much in so little time. And
you will continue to grow and prosper. Don’t doubt your brilliance.”

ii. When he broke my heart, he texted me and then after I didn’t respond,
called and called and called, and finally I answered to him
saying: “I didn’t want to hurt you, but you need so much more
than my hands can offer.”

iii. When it was my science teachers last day, he said: “Leaving is only
an option with staying isn’t one. I’m not going because I want to, I’m
going because I need to. And throughout the years, I have learned
there’s a big difference between wants and needs. You will learn that
too. When you think nothing else is left, remember that science tells us
there’s so much around us that nothing is simply impossible.”

iv. When I broke his heart, I swallowed the pill of silence and
forgot to even say a goodbye. No excuses, no apologies, nothing
but the quiet ring of my footsteps leaving for new places,
nothing but my hands feeling around for my newly found freedom.

v. My mom tells me we have to say goodbye to make room for the hello’s
coming our way. She says we can only hold so much water in our hands,
and the old water has to go somewhere so the new water can have a home too.

vi. Some ties are too loose to hang on to,
some grass is too sharp to fall in to,
some things just aren’t mean to be,
some things are meant to take time to become.

vii. Say goodbye with hope that better things
will hold your hand soon enough.